Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The daily dose of art AN AVERSION TO TREES

When I first began painting I had a great deal of difficulty with trees - I still do - and my solution was to simply ignore them.  If they were needed in the composition I included them, unpainted, which was not very painterly of me.  Eventually I overcame my aversion, but I still have a tendency to avoid them whenever possible.

A Retail Icon  watercolor

Philadelphia Academy of Music  watercolor

1 comment:

Katherine Thomas said...

Oh, but I like that look, with the outline only. It focuses the eye past the trees to the architecture! And it's a unique, creative style all your own! I don't think it's an avoidance of the trees at all... it's a good compositional technique! Great drawing!